The LG 32UD60 offers a large screen real estate with crisp details in an attractive and reasonably priced package. This iteration is one of the few times the Korean tech giant chose to use VA instead of their proprietary IPS technology which in turn, pits this model against the AOC U3277PWQU. Once released, the LG 32UD60 should fit right into the market where the sharpness of 4K and a sizable view space are popular standards.
LG 32UD60 Specifications
- Screen Size: 32 Inches
- Resolution: 3840 x 2160 4K UHD
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Panel Technology: Vertical Alignment (VA)
- Refresh Rate: 60Hz
- Response Time: 4ms
- Contrast Ratio: 3000:1 (Static)
- Brightness: 300 cd/m²
- Built-in Speakers: Yes (2 x 5 Watts)
- Stand: Height – Yes (4.72 Inches)
- Stand: Tilt – Yes
- Stand: Swivel – No
- Stand: Pivot – No
- VESA Compatibility: Yes 100 x 100
- Connectivity: DisplayPort 1.2 x 1, HDMI 2.0 x 1, 3.5mm Jack
- Dimensions with Stand(WxHxD): 28.7” x 22.75” x 9.3″
- Weight: 15.7lbs
Design and Features
The LG 32UD60 utilizes a matte black chassis which, like most of LG’s models sport a simplified, yet elegant aesthetic. This model utilizes thin hard plastic outer bezels that conceal the almost unnoticeable panel borders for an undisturbed view of the massive screen. There are little to no changes in the exterior design, but we’ve always liked LG’s minimalist approach to its products.
The brand’s ArcLine design stand is also featured in the LG 32UD60, giving it the stability and attractiveness it deserves. Users can enjoy height adjustments and tilting, but you can’t swivel or pivot the screen which is too big anyway. Since the cabinet’s proportions are within acceptable limits and VESA compatibility is part of the specifications, you can easily wall-mount this device.
Our favorite physical feature so far on the LG 32UD60 is its multi-directional OSD joystick. Sifting through the many options in the OSD should be easy as peas with this feature making regular calibration more doable. We also like LG’s central placement at the bottom of the cabinet because reaching for the rear isn’t ideal for a monitor of this size.
Only the essential connectivity ports are included with the LG 32UD60. There is a slot each for DisplayPort 1.2 and HDMI 2.0, which allows owners to connect a capable PC and a 4K console at the same time. There is also a pair of 5-Watt speakers with a 3.5mm jack for audio passthrough.
Display and Performance
The LG 32UD60 boasts a 32-inch VA panel from Innolux with a gorgeous 3840 x 2160 resolution, 60Hz refresh rate, and a 4ms response time. The latter should be taken lightly since advertised numbers of this spec aren’t always accurate in practice. The module used also has a 3000:1 contrast ratio paired with a 300cd/m2 backlight which should produce deep blacks and profound visibility in darker scenes.
One striking promise the LG 32UD60 makes is a 95% DCI-P3 output which can provide HDR-levels of vibrancy, even if this model does not support it. We’ve always found it more enjoyable to play cartoony games like Fortnite on panels like this, but accuracy for sRGB content should also be guaranteed. We hope this offering fares better in that regard than its main competitor.
The LG 32UD60 will also employ DAS or Dynamic Action Sync which is the brand’s signature low input lag mode which minimizes the monitor’s processes for substantially lower latency. The advertised 4ms response time is also quoted as the peak level, meaning there should be an Overdrive utility for this model as well. Black Stabilizer, which is another valuable feature will also present itself to help improve visibility in low-light situations.
Finally, the LG 32UD60 will include FreeSync support for both its DisplayPort 1.2 and HDMI 2.0 inputs. Adaptive-Sync is highly valuable for 4K gaming, even if the active range isn’t as comprehensive as those on high-refresh rate models. It would also be interesting to test and find out if this monitor will support FreeSync via HDMI 2.1 on the Xbox One X when it gets patched into the system.
Thoughts on the LG 32UD60
The LG 32UD60 is another reasonable 4K monitor which is suitable for users who own a powerful PC and a UHD console like the Xbox One X. The monitor’s size and functionality make it a practical all-in-one display solution for both, although we wish it allowed more connectivity options for other devices.
If you are interested in acquiring this 32-inch 4K monitor, you won’t need to wait too much longer. The LG 32UD60 is already listed on the links above and below and will be available for pre-order shortly. For more information about this new product, you can check out LG’s official page here.